Haunted Places in Venice, Louisiana



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    Fort Jackson

    Buras, Louisiana

    8.1 miles from Venice, LA

    Reportedly haunted by the ghosts of Civil War soldiers who died there.


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    Woodland Plantation

    Port Sulphur, Louisiana

    35.5 miles from Venice, LA

    Built in 1834, the plantation was turned into a bed-and-breakfast in 1999. It is said to be haunted by several spirits, including Braddish Johnson, seen in stripe pants and silk hat and carrying a gold-tipped cane; a young boy who disappears whenever he is asked a question; and two women ...


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    Chalmette Battlefield

    Chalmette, Louisiana

    59.7 miles from Venice, LA

    The decisive battle in the War of 1812 was fought here, an unnecessary battle in the minds of some, as the war was essentially over. The lives lost were essentially wasted. Do soldiers who died still haunt this ground?


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    The Jungle Rock Hut - Boomers Down the Hatch

    Gretna, Louisiana

    60.5 miles from Venice, LA

    Banging noises, tools being moved, ghostly voices and other ghostly activities are reported to occur here.


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    Jackson Barracks

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    61 miles from Venice, LA

    The ghost in residence is said to be 1st Sgt. Henry Brunig, who killed himself here in 1937. Reports said that Brunig assisted with the care of the horses, and he had pronounced 21 horses too old unfit for work, so they were shot to death. The next day, Brunig's ...


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    Bacchanal

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.3 miles from Venice, LA

    Reports say that this old bar houses many spirits, and not just the drinking kind. Witnesses say that inside, the presence of those who are no longer with us can be felt.


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    The Lookout Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.4 miles from Venice, LA

    The appropriately named hotel used to be an actual lookout along the Mississippi River. Some say parties can be heard going on in unoccupied rooms, and cold spots and unexplained noises have been noted by guests. There is also a bathtub that fills itself, reported to be linked to a ...


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    Adam Griffin House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.6 miles from Venice, LA

    This private home is said to be occupied by a couple of soldier ghosts, Confederate deserters in stolen Union uniforms. In life, these men were caught and, to avoid punishment, committed suicide in the house by shooting each other. Their apparitions have been seen holding whiskey bottles and singing "John ...


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    St. Vincent's Guest House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.6 miles from Venice, LA

    This guest house is actually a former orphanage built in the 1860s, so it is not surprising that the children who passed away from yellow fever during this time have been witnessed as playful spirits. The ghostly children run through the halls, and guests have heard them giggling within the ...


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    Payne House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.6 miles from Venice, LA

    Jefferson Davis, one-time President of the Confederate States of America, died (practically a recluse) in this house in December of 1889. A stone marking the event rests just outside the front gate. It is said that his elderly-looking ghost can be seen in the second-floor window.


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    Brevard House - Anne Rice House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.7 miles from Venice, LA

    This 1850s Greek Revival home built by Albert Brevard is said to be haunted by Mr. Brevard himself, who shot himself on the front porch. It is said that he apparates there as a mist on moonless nights. But the house has another claim to fame: Renowned author Anne Rice ...


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    Morris-Israel House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.8 miles from Venice, LA

    Also called the House of the Voodoo Ritual, thi Morris-Israel House is an 1868 Victorian mansion that has quite a tale to tell. During a renovation, a small hidden room was discovered, and it contained human bones positioned in what is thought to be a voodoo ritual for keeping away ...


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    Buckner Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.8 miles from Venice, LA

    You can rent your very own haunted mansion in New Orleans for only $20,000 a month! And that's only $1 per square foot. This 20,000-square-foot, 1853 mansion is haunted by Miss Josephine, a dedicated slave who stayed on even after the Civil War ended. In fact, she was so devoted ...


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    Commander's Palace

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.8 miles from Venice, LA

    It is said that Emile Commander himself lingers to maintain his famed 1880s Creole restaurant. He has been known to sip guests' drinks (or even drink them entirely) and turn lights on and off, and his footsteps have been heard as well. Executive chefs at this famous upscale eatery include ...


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    Magnolia Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.9 miles from Venice, LA

    If you have $3.2 million in your pocket, you could own your very own haunted mansion, circa 1858. This one is for sale, and is rumored to be the home of ghostly children who move your objects, a spectral maid, and a bearded ghost who frequents the first floor. The ...


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    Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.9 miles from Venice, LA

    This oft-filmed cemetery may look quite familiar to you -- it has been used as a setting for many TV shows and movies, and also by author Anne Rice, who even staged a mock funeral here as a promotion for her book "Memnoch the Devil." Rice played the part of ...


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    The Pontchartrain

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.9 miles from Venice, LA

    Reported to be haunted by a variety of apparitions, but we don't currently have any more detail than that. Know more? Let us know via the comments section at the bottom of this page!


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    Castle Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    62.9 miles from Venice, LA

    There are differing reports as to whether the Castle Inn is still open as a bed-and-breakfast or is now a privately owned home. The 1891 inn is said to be haunted by two ghosts. One is a carriage driver who long ago accidentally set a fire here, and perished in ...


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    Avenue Plaza Resort

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63 miles from Venice, LA

    Folks say that the ghostly Civil War POWs, the spirit piano player and the mysterious spectral lady who reside at the Ashley House next door may send some of their tricks in the direction of this resort. Lights flicker and the doors have been known to close by themselves.


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    Maison St. Charles

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63 miles from Venice, LA

    There are a few claims of paranormal activity at the Maison St. Charles (part of the Quality Inn and Suites chain). The staff have informed at least one traveler that room #126 is believed to be haunted, and one paranormal group claims to have captured several suspicious EVPs within ...


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    Devil's Mansion Site

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63 miles from Venice, LA

    Although what stands on this site now is a hotel, it was once owned by the devil, according to popular legend. Folks say the elaborate mansion that once stood here suddenly appeared overnight, and made little sense in its architecture, with rooms that filled entire floors and staircases that went ...


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    The Columns Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Venice, LA

    This 1883 hotel is reportedly home to 3 entities: A well-dressed gentleman who acts as a sort of ghost host, a lady in white who has been seen floating in the ballroom and garden, and a little girl who haunts the area near the third-floor balcony.


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    Gallier Hall

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Venice, LA

    The ghosts of Union soldiers and General Benjamin “The Beast” Butler have been seen on the hall's steps. Also, during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade, a fatal stabbing that occurred in 1972 has been known to replay very realistically, as it happened near the Gallier Hall.


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    Madame Mineurcanal's House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Venice, LA

    According to the scary tales told about this place, Madame Mineurcanal, a former owner, hanged herself from an overhead beam on the third floor after killing her beloved dog. Her apparition has been seen here with her little white dog. Cold spots, moaning sounds and a dog's barking also have ...


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    Bienville House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Venice, LA

    Reports say one of the many haunts here likes to stare at guests while they sleep, and another one can be seen walking in the halls, traveling right through the walls and doors.


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    Ryan's Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Venice, LA

    The ghost of a confused African American man in workman's clothing is said to show up at Ryan's Irish Pub, near the back wall. He is thought to be a warehouseman that perished in the area's great fire.


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    Kerry Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Venice, LA

    Witnesses at this bar have reported eerie sounds and feelings, disembodied footsteps, unexplained voices and whispers, cold spots, and doors opening and closing by themselves Folks here have said they feel like they're being watched by an unseen presence.


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    French Market Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Venice, LA

    Among the eerie happenings reported here are red handprints that turn up on guests' beds, strange misty figures that float, and the metallic clanging and creaking sounds of a pulley system in the night. These instances have been reported as far back as 1832.


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    O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Although the bar never re-opened after Katrina the building still remains and it is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts.


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    Crescent City Books - 204 Chartres

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Before Crescent City Books moved to its new location, 230 Chartres St., it stood here. Folks say theh ghosts of children played on the building's second and third floors. Now this building is reported to be vacant.


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    The Jimani

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    On June 24, 1973, someone set fire to the gay bar Jimani Lounge, killing 32 men. Sadly, some victims' bodies were never claimed, as family members were embarrassed. The case was never solved. Since then, folks at the bar now occupying the same space have seen apparitions of charred bodies ...


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    Williams Research Center

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    In long-past days, this building was the police station's third precinct and its criminal court. When workers were renovating the place in the 1990s, they witnessed the apparitions of policemen in old-fashioned uniforms in the hallways. Jail doors also could be heard slamming, although the jails were long gone.


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    Hotel de la Poste - W New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Formerly the Hotel de la Poste and now the W New Orleans hotel, this place is said to be home to the ghosts of Gerald and Diane. Gerald was a carriage servant and is only seen in the garage. Diane is a slender lady with dark, shoulder-length hair, and is ...


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    Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Built at the orders of Andrew Jackson, the mint began operation in 1838. During the Civil War, it was used to print Confederate currency and even served a short time as a military barracks. Money was printed here until the early 1900s. Perhaps the ghost who resides on the second ...


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    Bottom of the Cup Tea Room

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    This place makes it living off the paranormal, so be warned. Tea readings are their main attraction, however they also claim to be haunted by the ghost of a wealthy man's octoroon mistress who used to live there.


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    Napoleon House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Mayor Nicholas Girod had the Napoleon House built; it was finished in 1815, and was meant to be a residence for Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon, however, never lived here. Now a restaurant, bar and reception hall, the building is said to be haunted by spirits who have been reported to blink ...


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    Shalimar - 535 Wilkinson St.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Originally a 1895 brewery, this building is reported to be empty at this time. In the 1990s it was an Indian restaurant, Shalimar Indian Cuisine. Witnesses claimed to have seen an apparition of a man in a turban with a sword, and objects like furniture and silverware were said to ...


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    New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Built in 1823, this historic pharmacy is haunted by a former owner Dr. Dupas, a man who is reported to have conducted horrific medical experiments on pregnant slaves. He also is rumored to have practiced voodoo. Dupas passed away from syphilis in 1867, but his apparition has been seen after ...


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    Keuffers Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    The ghost of a young woman has been seen looking out the second-floor windows of the Keuffers Building.


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    Louisiana Supreme Court Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    This building was the courthouse between 1909 and 1964, and then it was the headquarters of the Wildlife and Fisheries Museum. In 2004 it become the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and it is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Two are always seen together, allegedly the ghosts of two ...


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    Le Pavillon Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    The long history of haunts here includes Adda (also called Ava or Eva), a teary teenager who has been seen in the main entrance and lobby. She is said to have been killed by a runaway carriage, and her ghost walks up to guests and, before vanishing, says "Pardon me, ...


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    Hotel Monteleone

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Even the elevator is haunted in this historic hotel - like something out of The Twilight Zone, it may stop on the wrong floor and opens to reveal ghost children playing in chilly hallways. More than 12 spirits are said to be here, including children who love to play hide-and-seek. ...


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    Maxwell's Jazz Cabaret

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Once a speakeasy during the prohibition, hidden behind a veterinary office, this nightspot is home to the ghosts of a gangster, a lady in white, and a musician who is believed to have died on the premises.


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    The Cabildo

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    The 1700s building, now a museum, was once the seat of the colonial Spanish government, and was the spot where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. It was used as army barracks during the Civil War, and later was the seat of the Lousiana Supreme Court. Many apparitions have been seen ...


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    Omni Royal Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    At this hotel, a ghostly maid has been known to tuck in guests, and she may flush the toilet or turn on the water in the night. But she isn't the only spirit here. Reports say as many as 50 ghosts live here, and they often show up in the ...


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    Hotel Provincial

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of numerous soldiers who died here during the Civil War when the hotel was used as a hospital. Numerous reports of full-body apparitions as well as some people reporting that when they step out of the elevator in building 5, for ...


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    Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    Located in the French Quarter the area around this place is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts. Gentleman ghosts, manservant ghosts, even a ghost nun are all said to haunt the theater.


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    The Presbytere

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    The historical Presbytère building, designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, was erected on the site of the residence of the Capuchin monks, although it was never used as a monks' residence. The building is now part of the Louisiana State Museum. It is said to be haunted by the ...


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    Cafe Beignet

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    The ghost of a Native American woman is said to materialize here in the evenings. Witnesses say she has been known to vanish by walking through the walls.


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    Muriel's Jackson Square

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    63.4 miles from Venice, LA

    The many spirits said to reside at this restaurant make themselves known by knocking on the walls of the appropriately named Seance Lounge or manifesting as shadows or disembodied voices. The spirits are said to be harmless, and even fun. One ghost has a private table that's always reserved for ...


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